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CBRE: Cost Segregation: Extract Millions from Your Data Center

Data center construction costs average $295 per square foot ($150 to $200 per SF shell, $12M to $18M per MW thereafter depending on the required design resiliency) – only hospitals compare in their costs to construct. With so much cost in every square foot of a data center, it is essential to extract any potential …

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Cliff Saran: Datacentre staff costs increase by 10%

Insufficient management tools mean staff spend too much time managing servers The IDC survey of 300 large European businesses found that one in four organisations were managing their servers and storage manually, leading to much higher costs compared with organisations that used some tools. Only 14% of organisations had a fully integrated management framework. The …

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Data Center Power Compartmentalization

NetworkWorld: Google says crank up the heat in your data center

Google’s top energy executive has offered some simple steps for making data centers more energy-efficient, including raising the thermostat to 80 degrees Fahrenheit — or 27 degrees Celsius — to cut down on cooling costs. Data center staff at some companies walk around in jackets because the buildings are kept so cold, said Bill Weihl, …

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Data Center Power Compartmentalization

Mark Fontecchio: Saving copper in the data center

Sometimes saving millions of dollars in a data center design is as simple as figuring out a way to use less copper. That’s how it worked for Australian data center colocation company Polaris. Mike Andrea, director of the strategic directions group at the company, explained at AFCOM’s Data Center World show in Nashville last week …

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Rich Miller: Strong Data Center Demand Seen for 2010

More than a third of large corporate data center users in North America plan to expand their footprint in 2010, and many are expanding because they have run out of power, not space. Those were the key findings in survey data released Wednesday by Digital Realty Trust. The survey of senior decision makers with responsibility …

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SearchDataCenter: IT shops want more throats to choke

Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle and other large IT providers insist that data center customers want to deal with fewer, bigger vendors for more of their IT needs. But many IT pros say this “one throat to choke” mantra is self-serving at best and often demonstrably false. Their response could be summed up this way: “Well, of …

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ComputerWorld: IT execs turn to leasing data centers instead of building their own

Enterprise data center construction has slowed to a crawl in the recession, but there is one spot that’s growing brighter every day. That’s because most companies aren’t building their own data-center space, but they are leasing it in ever-increasing numbers. In turn, businesses like Digital Realty Trust — which offers move-in ready, enterprise-scale data center …

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Building a Data Center for the Future

ROEL Construction implemented Virtualization and storage solutions that improved data center operations and would scale to meet its future needs, while providing the eco-friendly and cost-saving benefits of reduced power and energy consumption. When ROEL Construction needed a new cost- and energy-efficient solution that would centralize storage and be eco-friendly, the company opted for a …

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Global CIO: CIOs Bet Big On Data Center Strategies

Part of the irresistible appeal of the term “cloud computing” is the imagery of computing power as light and floating. For most CIOs, nothing is so immovable as the data center. The whopper data center bets they must make still pivot around brick and mortar. Here are a few companies that made very different decisions …

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What is your cost of downtime?

What is your cost of downtime? If it is high, you may be able to control those costs by employing outsource data center facilities. Data center facilities downtime events (power, cooling, physical security, and fire suppression) are some of the most common sources of critical downtime in your business. Would a change in your data …

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